SAP
3.8 of 5 1,654 reviews
www.sap.com Walldorf, Germany 5000+ Employees

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Pros:
  • "Good work environment and work life balance (if you know how to manage it)"
    in 254 reviews
  • "The company also has a flexible work environment and work from home options"
    in 123 reviews
Cons:
  • "In general work life balance is good, past 2013 year it has been bad for me"
    in 67 reviews
  • "Disproportionate non-technical middle management in charge of technical projects"
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Great company for people with drive and ambition

Director (Current Employee)
Palo Alto, CA

I have been working at SAP

ProsLots of opportunities for advancement for people who are willing to take on the challenge, great benefits, smart people, interesting work (really!), great travel opportunities, cash compensation is competitive (with big rewards for top talent employees), a lot of top-notch leadership in the upper echelon of the company

ConsCompany slow to get rid of under performers, incompetent employees are tolerated for too long, company moves too slowly because decisions take too long, many poor managers in the company (especially in development, where often the most senior developer is promoted to a management position whether they are able to manage or not)

Advice to Senior ManagementBe willing to take risks to move the company in new directions more quickly

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Could use more of a personal touch.

Senior Account Manager (Current Employee)
Palo Alto, CA

I have been working at SAP

ProsDiverse products and markets to address.
An experienced team that has deep knowledge of specific markets.

ConsLarge company, more than 50,000 employees, so sometimes you can feel overlooked.

Advice to Senior ManagementSpend more time with employees to learn their thoughts and experiences better.
Make an effort to get into the field more often.
Interview customers personally.

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SAP is a overall great place to work!

Applications Consultant III (Current Employee)

I have been working at SAP

ProsConsultants make bonuses based on their billable utilization, which gives you an incentive to work long hours and can result in pretty high payouts. Another great thing about SAP is that they open up a vast amount of training material to employees.

ConsDon't have the collegial atmosphere found at consulting firms since a lot of times you are the only SAP person on a project.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to evaluate consultants on more than just Billable utilization.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Working for SAP can vary tremendously

Software Developer (Current Employee)
Newtown Square, PA

I have been working at SAP

ProsExcellent resume builder, diverse work environment

Consrigid and complex leadership structure, work interest varies by function, opportunity, division

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest into building a bigger SAP Consulting arm. Not only it is good revenue stream, but good consultants help SAP with software purchases fro their clients

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If you are politically savvy and you'll do well at SAP

Senior Product Marketing Manager (Current Employee)
Palo Alto, CA

I have been working at SAP

ProsLeader in the field, work-life balance

Consway too many layers of management and too slow to react.

Advice to Senior Managementpay more attention to HR, establish processes that give people opportunity to grow and advance professionally

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One of the better North American companies that is a subsidiary of a foreign holding operation.

Senior Technical Consultant (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA

I have been working at SAP

ProsInstantly recognizable company, access to the grass roots information and people. Driven leadership.

ConsPoor quality middle management (inexperienced) promoted through tenure and technical competence.
NSQ is a sucky place to have a regional HQ. There are a lot of islands of excellence that need to be glued together, some incompetents seem to find this a safe haven and never leave.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet professional middle management not technical experts, be more careful about new hires.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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SAP Labs - A good place to work at!

Manager (Current Employee)
Palo Alto, CA

I have been working at SAP

ProsCompany takes good care of their employees; not the typical American employer, no hire-and-fire mentality

Consglobal company, long working hours to communicate with EMEA and APA region; distributed environment

Advice to Senior ManagementGet some people who are able to execute the many good ideas that come from senior management

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Senior Consultant (Former Employee)
Newtown Square, PA

I worked at SAP

Prosthe network, the cache of knowing you work for a software company

Conscareer progression for consultants are non-existent, Base salary does not compare to other professional services

Advice to Senior ManagementOffer some sort of Career path for consultants

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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great place to work for with minor tweaks

Strategic Planning, Director (Current Employee)
Palo Alto, CA

I have been working at SAP

Proscareer opportunities are good and there is a will to support it

Constough culture to accomodate if you are new into the org.

Advice to Senior Managementi think the salaries need to be more in par with competition esp. for loyal employees who have served for a longer duration

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Director (Current Employee)
Philadelphia, PA

I have been working at SAP

ProsGreat products and great people.

ConsCompensation and Recognition, HR and people ralated issues handled very poorly.

Advice to Senior ManagementWe personally sacrifice when things are good, and then asked to make even more personal sacrifices when things go bad ... when do you re-invest back in your talent ?

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